The misplaced, disproportionate sympathy and outrage of Catholic commentators is shocking … And they appear oblivious to the USCCB’s inability to vet staff or brother bishops when it comes to homosexuality.
In statements made since the bombshell investigation by The Pillar was published Tuesday, Grindr has attempted to deny that anonymous customer data it has sold could have led to the unmasking of the now former USCCB Secretary General while also condemning the investigation as 'homophobic and full of unsubstantiated innuendo.'
'It has been the constant teaching of the Catholic Church for the past two thousand years that those persons conscious of grave sin must first repent, confess their sins to a priest, and receive sacramental absolution before receiving Holy Communion. This teaching is reflected in the Church’s canon law and sacramental discipline.'
The real division and debate in the conference was once again revealed when the assembled bishops turned to the proposal for drafting a document on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.